This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Corning® Gorilla® Glass. The opinions and text are all mine.
I’m often asked “what device do you recommend for my child?” and before recommending a particular brand, I always tell parents to look for durability because accidents happen. And let’s be honest, life happens.
Even the most well-intentioned, careful kids can accidentally drop a device that leads to its demise. Or sometimes it’s not even our kids’ fault. Who knows what rattled around in your purse next to that tablet that led to a new hairline crack or the chipped edge that drives you crazy every time you look at it.
These days as devices are getting lighter and thinner, new screen technology is improving the quality of glass to not only provide better screen resolution but also help protect against bumps and drops. Products like the Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A20FHD feature Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4, Corning’s toughest cover glass yet that’s designed to improve damage resistance against sharp contact, such as a drop on asphalt, concrete, and other rough surfaces.
Or even a pool bag.
The Iconia Tab 10: Practical, Portable, and Durable
We’re almost through the transitional weeks between the end of school and summer. Emily and her brother are still bringing home nightly homework and finishing spring sports (soccer and baseball) while heading to the pool right after school for summer dive practice.
We’re juggling the best we can to ensure a strong finish to the school year as the kids complete worksheets and access websites for online assignments poolside during the 15 minute intervals of adult swim. One device that has proved essential is the Iconia Tab 10.
This slim tablet is highly portable and perfect for slipping into our pool bag for math fact review and online homework assignments. The 10.1″ Full HD display features Zero Air Gap technology for bright color and detailed, crisp images, both indoors and out. Gone are the days where tinny sounds emanate from portable devices. The Iconia Tab 10 has Dolby sound to accompany our 8 year old’s math fact practice using favorite apps or a portable cinematic experience on those days where afternoon thunderstorms delay the start of practice and we’re huddled under an umbrella trying to avoid getting more drenched.
The Iconia Tab 10 serves as a dedicated tablet that the kids can use for homework poolside where the potential for damage is high. Wet fingers straight from the pool might let our Iconia Tab 10 slip but Gorilla Glass 4 helps me worry less about the possibility of itslipping out of their damp hands on to the concrete pool deck under their feet. Tossing our Iconia Tab 10 into our pool bag at the end of practice could also be disastrous given how many other things we throw in there. The screen often bumps up against stainless steel water bottles, half eaten bags of snacks, and who knows what else but always emerges without a scratch and comes clean with a simple wipe thanks to the anti-fingerprint coating.
The Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A20FHD-K8KX has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $249.99 in the U.S. Additional models are available in the U.S. and Canada. More details can be found at http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/series/iconiatab10.
How Would a Device with Gorilla Glass 4 Help You Through Your Hectic Day?
Savvy consumers know that not all devices are made the same and we’ve all heard horror stories about new devices being dropped once and screens shattering instantly. Devices featuring Gorilla Glass 4 screens are a worthwhile investment because they’re proven to survive more drops, falls, and potential damage from regular use than those without.
Laboratory tests prove the effectiveness of Gorilla Glass 4 against drops. Studies show it survives up to 80% of the time when dropped from 3 feet high.
Could a device with Gorilla Glass 4 outlast sticky fingered toddlers who have a tendency to drop tablets just as often as tweens and teens who toss them aside, without looking to see where they might land first?
Yes! Not only does Gorilla Glass 4 dramatically improves protection against drops and is better able to withstand damage from drops, but it’s also 2x tougher than competitive glass designs.
I know that when my kids pull out the Acer Iconia Tab 10 that I can breathe a bit easier knowing that this high performing, portable device is also durable thanks to great features like Gorilla Glass 4, Dolby 10 surround sound, an anti-fingerprint coating, and aluminum rear cover that will help t last through our family putting it through its paces.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Corning®. The opinions and text are all mine.